Bali is a popular holiday destination and many people have heard of it, but there are people who still ask 'where is Bali?' Bali is an island of Indonesia and is situated 8 degrees from the equator, in the Java Sea. Bali's location is 4,555 km (2,830 miles) from Australia and is situated between Indonesia's islands of Lombok and Java. Bali is a province of Indonesia and is approximately 153km wide and 112km high with a total land area of approximately 5,780 square km (2,231 square miles). Denpasar is Bali's largest and capital city and is located in the south of Bali.
Bali is located to the north of Australia, the south of Malaysia, the south east of Singapore and the south west of Indonesia. Bali has a population of approximately 4.22 million with the majority of people following the religion of Balinese Hinduism and the remainder following a mostly Islamic religion although there are also other religions observed on the island including Christianity. Bali's main ethnic groups include Balinese, Javanese, Madurese and Baliaga.
Bali is Indonesia's largest and most popular tourist destination and continues to attract thousands of tourists each year with its highly developed art, culture and leisure scenes. The main regions of Bali include Ubud, Kuta, Seminyak, Legian, Nusa Dua and Sanur. Close to the centre of Bali, Ubud is considered the island's cultural hub while Kuta in the south is Bali's party destination. Seminyak is a southern coastal destination that is a major tourist hub, as is Legian a little further south. Nusa Dua is located on the south east coast and offers a high end atmosphere while Sanur boasts absolute peace and luxury just outside of Denpasar.
With such a wealth of history, art, culture and spectacular natural attractions, the important question to ask is not 'where is Bali?' but rather, 'when can I go to Bali?'